1) I dont see the big deal. The car may not be a 13sec car, but I am sure its fairly "quick"
2) yes the "hella fast" sounded ridiculous.
3) anyone ever think that these are younger kids in highschool? When I first got my license I drove around my moms 99' GrandPrix SE. Its a solid mid - low 16sec car, but when I would floor it I thought it was fast as hell.
Then I bought my maxima and ran mid 14's and got a new sense of what speed was.
THen I bought my wrx and ran mid 13's and got another new sense of what speed was...
but, you if these kids are younger, I see no reason why you have to dog on their 15sec civic. Its no wrx power, but its not slow either.